Saturday, February 22, 2014

3x3 Card Set with Mini Gift Box

Popping in with a quick Hello! It seems this month there has been a lot of hustle & bustle ... lots of appointments, CTMH New Product Blog Hop, Neeje Association Crop, Valentine's Day & hosting an Open House Launch Party for CTMH's new Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Anyways, I {heart} 3x3 cards! Why you ask? Well, it's so simple to whip up a batch, great for using scrap paper & of course fabulous for gift giving.  A lot of my inspiration comes from Vicki Wizniuk over at Wizard's Hangout. She is the {queen} of 3x3 cards, in my opinion! And, can't forget Pinterest too. Well, it's a little late but I thought I would share this valentine gift set I created for the Neeje Association Crop make n' take. 

Such a cute box filled with six 3x3 cards. The bow was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge & the box was cut and scored from a sheet of cardstock. Here's the instructions for the mini box (note: search 'Mini Pizza Box' for tutorials):

  • Cardstock for the box should be cut to 5 1/4" x 9 1/2.  Assembled box will measure approx. 3 3/8" square x 1" high.
  • Score the shorter distance at 1", 4 1/4" 5 1/4" and 8 1/2" (9 1/2" across top of score board)
  • Score the longer distance at 1" on each side, left & right (5 1/4" across top of score board)
  • Cut each 1" line across the longer distance on each side, left & right (total of 8 cuts)
  • Fold score lines to make it more "flexible." 
  • Adhere with adhesive.
  • For the Belly Band, cardstock should be cut to 1 7/8" x 10" and scored the short distance at 1", 2 1/8", 5 1/2" and 6 5/8".

  • And, I love that I could make the cards {girly} with pinks, reds & grays, which doesn't happen often with a household of boys.  

    Thanks for stopping by. 

    Papers: CTMH Slate, Blush, Hollyhock, Cranberry& White Daisy Cardstock
    Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine (retired)
    Ink: Slate, Hollyhock, Cranberry & White Daisy 
    Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799) & 
    Other: Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686), Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836), Mini Scoring Board (MS), 1 1/4" circle punch (CTMH), 3/4" circle punch (SU), 3-D foam tape (Z1151), corner rounder (Z1912) & Scor-Tape.

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